Roxboro is a growing city.
Watch it grow in 1936.
More business and better busi
ness can be found here than in
the average city this size.
IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES.—IT IS A PAPER FOB *ti- THE PEOPLE Ot PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
Around One Hundred Visitors
and Members Present at An
nual Banquet at Hotel Jones.
COLYD PRINCIPAL SPEAKER
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club cele
brated Charter Night and Ladies’
Night on Monday of this week at
Hotel Jones. Around one hundred
were present for the occasion.
Guests were here from Raleigh,
Durham and Oxford.
The program was as follows:
Songs, “America” and “God Save
Pledge To Flag.
Invocation, Tom Hamilton.
Solo, Rufus Woodard.
Address of Welcome, Sam Byrd
Response, Mrs. R. P. Burns.
Introduction of Guests, Geo. Cur
Specialty, Mrs. Tom Lloyd.
Remarks, Ralph C. Barker.
Solo, C. S. Hooper, Jr.
Remarks, Lt.-Gov. E. L. Cloyd.
Toastmaster, Geo. Currier.
Pianist, Miss Bivins Winstead.
The singing was better than good.
All singers received several en
cores and they very gratefully re
Lieutenant Governor E. L. Cloyd
of Raleigh, was the principal speak
er of the occasion. His remarks
were very humorous and were en
joyed by all who were present.
Favors were presented to all the
ladies just before a delicious four
course dinner was served.
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR MRS. LUNSFORD
For the Past Several Years Had
Been in Declining Health.
Mrs. Fonie L. Lunsford, age 34,
of the Thomas store community,
■died at her home Saturday, January
For the past several years Mrs.
Lunsford had been in failing health
but her condition had not become
critical until a few days ago when
the family realized she was failing
She is survived by her husband,
and six children; four daughters,
Doris, Frances, Lorean, Willie Rea,
and two sons, Medford and Edsell.
She is also survived by three broth
ers, R. J., L. T. and J. E. Welch, all
of Route 1, Timberlake, N. C., also
by her mother and father, Mr. and
Mrs. James Welch of Timberlake,
Funeral services were conducted
at home at 2 o’clock Sunday, Jan.
12. Elder Lex J. Chandler was the
Pallbearers were: Messrs. C. R.
Sherman, E. E. Thomas, J. J. Clay
ton, Walter Kirk, Jesse Ford and
Odie Clayton. I
Flower bearers were: Misses Doris
Thomas, Mamie Welch, Annie
Welch, Althea Welch, Freddie Luns
ford, Dorothy Lee Welch, Marie
Moore and Agnes Lunsford.
Interment followed immediately
in the Lunsford family cemetery.
NEARLY 100 YEARS OLD
.. . i
The Mutual Life of New York has
been represented here by B. B.
Knight since 1929. It is the oldest
life company in America. It pays
dividends as large as any company
If you have ever had a policy
with us in any of our companies, it
will save you money to reinstate
them. Come in and discuss it with
For $12.00 we sell a hospital poli
cy for men, women or children
will cover everything.
We represent the Mutual Life of
New Ohio State,
• ' State Warrants For Sale at
Side applications of 100 pounds
fcof‘Bßrate of soda to com in Stokes.
r County Sds year . gave increased
yield# pf 20 to 28 percent over where
’ no nitrate was used in this way.
PUBLISHED EVERY THUBSDAY.BOXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 1936
THE MAN AND THE CHAIR
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Robert Elliott, left, the man assigned to execute Bruno Richard Haupt
mann, upper right, for the murder of the Lindbergh baby, has taken
more than 200 lives for society. Yet he is opposed to capital punishment
because he believes it is not a deterrent to crime. Lower right, the electric
chair in the New Jersey state prison at Trenton.
UNDERPASS ON 158
Bid For Work Will be Asked
For at Next Letting. Work
Will Probably Start Soon.
.... Raleigh, N C., Jan. 14—The
state highway and public works
commission was notified today that’
the federal bureau of roads has ap
proved plans for constructing an
underpass on U. S. No. 158 at Rox
boro where the highway crosses the
Norfolk and Western railroad. It is
planned to ask for bids on the pro
ject at the next letting.
Roxboro, N. C.—This underpass
is at the Brookdale crossing and has
been the subject of much local de
It is not known when the work
will start, but possibly very soon
after the lowest bid has been ap
A & P FOOD STORES
TO OPEN STORE IN
ROXBORO AT ONCE
Company Has Rented Building
on Main Street Belonging to
W. L. Foushee and Now Oc
cupied by Carl Winstead.
WINSTEAD TO MOVE
TO COURT STREET
The Great Atlantic and Pacific
Food Stores will open a grocery
store in Roxboro in a short time.
This company has rented the prop
erty on Main street belonging to
W. L. Foushee, of Durham, and it
is understood that they will occu
py it at once.
This building is now occupied by
Carl Winstead Grocery. Mr. Win
stead will move to Court street to
the building that has been occupied
by Moore Bros.
The A & P Stores is probably one
of the largest chains in the United
States. They have stores in practi
cally every city and in thousands
of towns and villages.
It Is very evident that this com
pany has faith in Roxboro and that
they believe that the city will con
tinue to grow.
Mr. Winstead; will move this
week-end and it is thought that
A A P will to tote tiu» building at
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Union County farmers who tried
cotton of extra staple length dur
ing the past season are returning
to the old established Mexlcon Big
801 l with its medium staple of ope
inch to on* and one-rtxteenth inch
FARMERS TO MEET
IN GRAHAM JAN. 20
A large crowd of farmers will at
tend the annual meeting of the
Graham Production Credit associ
ation serving the counties of Ala
mance, Caswell, Chatham. Durham
Guilford. Orange, Person, Randolph
and Rockingham, which will be
held at Graham in the courthouse
on January 20 at 11:00 o’clock, ac
cording to Sherman A. Yeargan,
At this meeting the annual re
ports of the officers will be made
and two directors will be elected.
One of the speakers will be Ernest
Graham of the Production Credit
corporation of Columbia.
Not only are all of the members
invited and expected to be present
at the meeting, Mr. Yeargan said,
hut an invitation is also extended
to all non-members who are inter
ested in securing short-term credit
for production purposes.
The entertainment feature will be
a musical program played by the
Carolina Hill Billiels directed by
Miss Carrie Stafford of Greensboro.
Koinonians To Meet Tonight
All members of the Koinonion
Class of the First Baptist Church
are expected to meet tonight, Jan
uary 16th, a + , 6:30 at the home of
Mr. B. B. Knight on High School
Drive for a turkey supper. The main
purpose of this meeting is to elect
officers for the year and to plan
Kerr-Smitli Ret Is Still Regarded
Rs Reing In Full Force Rnd Effect
Supreme Court Did Not Render Any Decision in Regard to This
Act. Tax-Payment Warrants Will Continue to be Issued-
Warehouses Will Continue Same Methods.
The following message was re
ceived by warehousemen in Rox
boro Monday morning of this week.
It is from J. C. Lanier, executive
secretary of the National Associa
tion and Loose Leaf Tobacco Ware
To all tobacco warehousemen:
Although the Supreme Court has
declared the Agricultural Adjust
ment Act unconstitutional, no case
involving the validity of the Kerr-
Smith Act is. now pending in the
Supreme Cojrt Therefore, this law
iMtt' k 'MB fore* and effect un
to passed on by the Court.
Under this Kerr-Smith Act a, tax
Is levied u&on th* tint sate of all
tobacco. This tqc is paid by a con
tracting grower v wHh a. nxwr 1
meat warrant; it Is pamny aSffi
, W‘ ' '
More men and boys who want
to leam how to wrestle-free of
charge are invited to come to
the New Arena each Friday night
at 7:30 p. m., except the nights
that boxing matches are sche
SixWwere present last Friday
night and they were given their
This instruction is being given
by three men who have had a
large amount of experience on
Be on hand next Friday, Jan.
24th., if you care to take the
FINAL RITES FOR
j Rev. Roht. E Pittman Died at
| His Home Sunday Morning
j Following a Heart Attack
Which He Suffered Friday.
INTERMENT IN DURHAM
Rev. Robert E. Pittman, pastor
of the Brooksdale Methodist cir
cuit, died at his home in Brooksdale
Sunday morning at 10:45, January
j 12, 1936. A heart attack which he
suffered on Friday night led to his
death the following Sunday. Despite
the fact that he had suffered the
attack, he made plans for his Sun
day services. On Saturday his con
dition had become worse, but his
relatives and friends did not real
ize that he was so near death. The
news was quite shocking to those
around him. Sunday school was be
ing conducted just across the street
at the Brooksdale church at the
'ime of his death.
The minister was 68 years of age.
He was a native of Lenoir county.
He was married to Miss Eugenia
Coward, also of Lenoir, in the year
Surviving him are his wife and
seven children, two sons, F. M. Pitt
man of Kinston and Levi Pittman
of Washington, D. C., five daught
ers, Mrs. J. B. Frizz elle, Greene
county, Mrs. Alton J. Fields, Rox
boro, N. C., Miss Louie Delle Pitt
man, Greensboro. N. C., Mrs. Wyatt
T. Dixon and Mrs. Watts Fowler
of Durham, N. C. One brother and
one half brother survive, Messrs. A.
Ernest Pittman, New Bern, N. C.
and Felix Pittman of Birmingham,
Ala. One sister and three half sis
ters survive, Mrs. Lola Burton,
Kinston; Mrs. W. T. Pruvis, Dur
ham, Mrs. H. P. Loftin and Mrs. J.
C. Rasberry of Kinston.
Before entering the ministry Rev.
Pittman operated a steamboat on
the inland waters of the state. For
25 years he followed the shipping
business, and he was very well
known to many people in the towns
along the eastern coasts of North
During his ministerial career he
had faithfully served the following
charges: Ocracoke, Cravern circuit,
Mt. Tirzah and Rougemont circuits,
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contracting grower with money.
In order to protect the contract
ing grower, it is essential that tax
payment warrants continue to be
issued. Otherwise, a contracting
grower will be compelled to pay the
tax with money, so long as the In
temol Revenue Department contin
ues to collect the tax.
The Internal Revenue Depart
has indicated that it will continue
to collect the tax until the validity
of the Act has been passed upon in
the Supreme Court. It is, therefore,
vitally important that warehouses
continue the same methods of op
eration to reference to the issuance
Pgta|KHm|toindfhe collection of the
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Claude I. Hall Hud Committee
lo IHeet Today In Raleigh
Frank Preston Johnson
Mr. Johnson will make an ad
dress at the Roxboro High School
Jan. 29th at 8:15 p. m.
F.P. JOHNSON TO
SPEAK JAN. 29TH
Subject Will be “Recovery
Through Discovery.” Brought
Here by Two Civic Clubs-
F. Preston Johnson is the featur
ed spaeker on this year’s Festival
program, and will address his audi
ence on Jan. 29 on the subject,
“Recovery Through Discovery.” The
address will be at Roxboro High
School at 8:15 p. m. and is sponsor
ed by the Senior and Junior Wo
He speaks intelligently, thought
fully, and convincingly on the topic
nearest to most people’s minds these
days. Mr. Johnson is sure that in a
large measure complete recovery
lies in closer cooperation between
science, industry, and agriculture,
with a healthily stimulated agri
culture the real key to the situa
Mr. Johnson sees the recent
meeting of scientists, prominent in
dustrialists, and farm leaders in
Dearborn, Michigan, as real corro
boration of his ideas. At this meet
ing they discussed the direct use
in industry of certain crops which
can be made into substances need
ed in manufacturing. Some of them
would be substitutes for higher
priced materials, and would be ac
tually better than the materials they
would replace, and some would help
take the place of some of our natu
ral resourses sure to be exhausted
A case in point is the presenFuse
of alcohol in gasoline in South Da
kota, where a large portion of the
corn crop is converted into com
mercial alcohol and then used in
combination with gasoline as a
most satisfoctory motor fuel.
Preston Johnson has devoted
years of study to many sides of this
problem, and even this past sum
mer has spent months in research
at some of the state agricultural ex
periment stations, learning what
practical application of these plans
can be and is being made to bring
back agricultural prosperity, which
nearly all economists agree is the
backbone of our present difficulty.
It is a truism that when the farm
ers have money, everyone has
money, and practical men are right
now on the trail of a solution to
MR. O’BRIANT ACCEPTS
Mr. Henry O’Briant, popular
young man of Roxboro, has accept
ed a position here with the U. S.
His position will require him to
do a part of practically everything
in the postoffice and Henry can be
counted upon to give real service
with a smile.
WINS SIXTY DOLLARS
Miss Emma Hawkins, of Route 2,
Hurdle Mills, won the Mae*
Theatre Jack Pot last night.
win win the B*at
weaneedpv u tmjr attend tha now.
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
Mr. Hall Has Been in Washing
ton Discussing Tobacco Mat*
ters. State Advisory Commit
tee to Study Over Control
Plans- December Prices Drop
NEW CONTROL PLANS
ARE TO BE STUDIED
Raleigh, Jan. A meeting of
the state tobacco growers’ advisory
committee was called here for this
morning simultantously with release
of the federal-state crop report
showing the average price paid for
the weed had dropped sharply last
month below the seasonal average.
The report showed North Caroli
na tobacco farmers sold 27.863,693
pounds of leaf last month for $4,-
810, 319 with the average price 17.-
30 cents per pound. The month’s
sales boosted to $107,823,631 the
total received for the 521,091,409
pounds sold to January 1, 1936.
To Report On Conference
The tobacco advisory group, of
which Claude T. Hall of Woodsdale
is chairman, will study new plans
now being proposed for a tobacco
adjustment program. Hall attended
the Washington conference on the
matter last week and he will report
on development under way.
The crop reporting service com
mented today that the supreme
court decision invalidating the AAA
had come too late to affect produc
tion or prices for the current crop,
but predict “it may seriously affect
both for 1936.”
The greatest activity during the
month, the crop reporting service’s
report showed was displayed in the
old bright belt where 21,287,343
pounds of tobacco were sold at an
average of 17.39 cents per pound.
REMAIN FIRM ON
Around 100,000 Pounds Here
That Sold a t About Same
Average as Before Christmas.
Tobacco prices opened on the
Roxboro market about as they clos
ed before Christmas. There was
around one hundred thousand
pounds of tobacco here and a large
amount of it was good tobacco.
Farmers appeared fairly well pleas
ed with prices.
The market will probably be
open until the middle of February,
although the closing date has not
yet been settled upon. The date will
depend on how rapidly tobacco is
sold from now on.
It is thought that the recent rul
ing of the Supreme Court will not
have any effect upon prices or the
amonut of tobacco that the farm
ers are permitted to sell.
In the meantime four warehouses
await you and your tobacco in Rox
THANKS TO ALL
To the twenty-five or thirty
people who favored us with a re
newal or new subscription since
last Thursday, we offer our thanks
We ask all people to please look at
their label now and see if your sub
scription has expired. If so please
let us have your renewal if pos
MANAGER TIMES. ‘
STREET ASSESSMENTS DUE
The City of Roxboro will make
an attempt next month to collect
$25,000 that is due pn street as
The City Manager requests that
all who owe this money drop by
and attend to it at once.
REID GENTRY HONORED
Mr. Reid Gentry, Roxboro stu
dent at Mars Hill College, was re
cently issued a bid to the Foreign
Language Club of that college. Thoee
to whom bids were issued were stu
dents of high scholastic standing.
Eligibility consists in making "g*
on the subject with which the dub